Westchester County Guide to Pick-Your-Own Fruits and Veggies

Strawberries, Blueberries, and Seasonal Produce brought to you by Soccer Shots

By Kelly Fitzpatrick June 3, 2023

Picking your own fruits and vegetables is a fun, family-friendly activity and also a great way to encourage healthy eating for your kids. There are a couple of great farms to check out in Westchester and even more if you are willing to drive out a bit further.  When planning a day for strawberry or other produce picking, be sure to check the website, social media pages, or call the orchard in advance to ensure availability.  Dates for picking are not always exact and the farms will update accordingly as the produce ripens.  

Other tips:

✔️Bring cash.  Not all spots accept multiple forms of payment.

✔️Leave pets at home.  Many of the farms and orchards have farm animals on site and pets are often not allowed.

✔️Pack a picnic to avoid long concession stand lines and keep little tummies happy.

✔️Check the sites for special events.  Many of the farms and orchards have live music or other forms of entertainment during the height of the season.

✔️If you'd like to avoid the crowd, try a weekday!

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Here are some ideas of places to go to pick your own produce during the warm weather months.

Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY 

🍑Peaches in late July through August/early September

🍎Apples in early September through October

🥕Vegetables throughout the season

🎃Pumpkins in late September through October/early November

Bishop's Orchard

1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

Call their information line at 203-458-PICK (7425) for more information. 

🍓Strawberries in mid- to late June

🫐Blueberries in mid-July through late August

🍑Peaches in mid-August through mid-September

Raspberries in late August through late September

🍐Pears in late August through late September

🍎Apples in early September through October

🎃Pumpkins in late September through October/early November

Dressel Farms

271 State Route 208, New Paltz, NY

Check their Facebook page for updated information or call 845-255-0693. 

🍓Strawberries in mid-June

🍎Apples in early September through October

🎃Pumpkins in late September through October/early November

9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY
This farm offers a reservations system with open times posted to the website 2-3 days in advance.

DuBois Farms

209 Perkinsville Road, Highland, NY 12528

DuBois Farms is a favorite of ours because of the long picking season, hay rides, children's play area (a tiny town!), the tavern, and farmstand.  Check the website for special events, too!

🍓Strawberries: late May-June

🌿Summer Squash and Greens including Kale, Collards, & Swiss Chard: July-October

🍑Nectarines & Peaches: early July-late September

Plums: early July-early September

🍅Tomatoes: August-October

🫑Eggplant & Peppers: Late July-October

🍎Apples: August-early November

Grapes: Mid-September-October

🎃Pumpkins and Gourds: mid-September- October

Greig Farm
178 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY

This farm offers walking trails, a farmers' market and goats, in addition to pick-your-own produce.  It's open for Pick-Your-Own every day from May through October.

Asparagus in May

🍓Strawberries in mid-June

Snap peas in June 

🫐Blueberries in July and August

Blackberries in August and September

🍎Apples in September and October

🎃Pumpkins in September through November

Hilltop Hanover Farm 
1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights

U-Pick is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

🫑🌿🌻🍅Vegetables, herbs, and flowers beginning in July

Kelder's Farm

5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY 12446

This farm is a bit farther from our area (approximately a 1 hour, 45 minute drive) but in addition to pick-your-own strawberries and other fruits, this farm has mini-golf, a playground, a jumping pillow, and a petting farm. Call 845-626-7137 for more information.

⚘Flowers May through September

🍓Strawberries in mid-June

🥬Leafy greens, corn, tomatoes and more throughout the summer

🫐Blueberries, red currants, blackberries and raspberries in July and August

🌻Sunflowers and zinnias in August

🍎Apples in September and October

Lawrence Farm Orchards
306 Frozen Ridge Road, Newburgh, NY

Another great spot to make a day of the adventure, this farm offers goats, a duck pond, a concession stand, and a market.

🍓Strawberries in mid-June

🥬Variety of veggies June through October

🫐Berries June, July, August

🍎Apples in September and October

🎃Pumpkins in September through November

Mead Orchards
15 Scism Road, Tivoli, NY

Dogs are permitted at Mead Orchards and a farmstand market also sells local produce and goodies.

🍓Strawberries in mid-June

🫐Blueberries in July and August

Plums, cherries, peaches (check dates)

🍎Apples late August through October

Ochs Orchard
4 Ochs Lane, Warwick, NY

Farm market, ice cream and petting zoo.  Picnics are welcome, and dogs are not allowed.  Call in advance to ensure PYO availability - (845) 986-1591.

🍓Strawberries in mid-June NO PYO June 2023

🫐Berries, fruits, and vegetables available throughout the summer

Rose Hill Farm
19 Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook, NY

Plan a picnic to enjoy and please leave pets at home.  Check the calendar for special events and festivals at the farm.

🍓Strawberries in June

🫐Blueberries in July through mid-August

🍑Apricots and plums in mid-July

🍑Peaches in early August through early September

🍎Apples in late August through October

🎃Pumpkins in October and November

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm 
1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights 

Farm market, PYO fields, and special events - check calendar.

🍑Peaches and nectarines in August

🍎Apples in late August through October


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